Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s President, Dies in Helicopter Crash at 63

Iran is grieving today after the sudden death of President Ebrahim Raisi. He was 63 years old and died in a helicopter crash during an official trip.

President Raisi, who became president in 2021, was known for his strict policies and focus on Iran’s security and economy. His unexpected death has shocked the country and the world.

The crash happened in the mountainous area of Kermanshah province. Early reports suggest that bad weather may have caused the accident. Rescue teams quickly arrived at the scene, but sadly, there were no survivors.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei expressed deep sadness, calling Raisi a “devoted servant of Iran.” He declared three days of national mourning and ordered flags to be lowered to half-mast.

Vice President Mohammad Mokhber, who will temporarily take over as president, asked the nation to stay calm and united. He promised a thorough investigation into the crash.

World leaders have also sent their condolences. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said, “We are deeply saddened by President Raisi’s death and extend our heartfelt condolences to the people of Iran.”

President Raisi worked hard to improve Iran’s economy despite tough international sanctions. His death creates a big gap in the country’s leadership at a critical time.

A state funeral will be held in Tehran, where many global leaders are expected to attend. The government has asked citizens to join in memorial services and remember President Raisi’s contributions to the nation.

This tragic event has cast a dark cloud over Iran, and the next few days will be important as the country deals with this great loss.

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